Arrest made in connection to Okmulgee murder

Posted at 6:43 PM, Dec 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-18 19:43:20-05

OKMULGEE COUNTY, Okla. - Okmulgee police made an arrest in the disappearance and murder of Joshua Pascale this week.

Police say Cory Fish was arrested on complaint of first degree murder and later confessed to killing Pascale in an interview Friday.

Investigators say they discovered burnt human remains on an Okfuskee County property owned by Fish’s father. Because the land contained parts that were restricted as Indian Land, investigators enlisted the help of an agent from the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

After they located the remains, FBI were called in to process the scene, along with the medical examiner’s forensic anthropologist. According to police, this investigation led to the discovery that the burning of the remains did not occur on the property in which they were found.

Authorities conducted another search of property west of Morris that was owned by Fish’s parents and found evidence of a burn site as well as additional human remains consistent with remains from the Okfuskee County site.

They were able to identify Pascale through fingerprints from those remains